Providing Comprehensive and Compassionate Veterinary Care Since 1988
For Appointment Call: (508) 336-3381

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The Bristol County Veterinary Hospital offers a full range of veterinary services to care for your pet. Learn more about our complete line of services, and why they are important to maintaining the health and happiness of your pets.

General Medicine

Examinations – At Bristol County Veterinary Hospital, we offer comprehensive examinations that help evaluate the overall health of your pet. Semi-annual wellness examinations can detect problems in their early stages, before they become serious illnesses requiring prolonged treatment. Preventative medicine is the easiest, least expensive and most important way to keep your pet healthy. Early detection ensures prompt action that may solve the problem before serious consequences occur.

Vaccines – Immunizations are a crucial part of your pet’s health care and not every pet’s lifestyle is the same. We work with you to develop an individual vaccine protocol that best suits your pet’s lifestyle and needs.

Microchip Identification – This unique form of identification is an easy, yet permanent way to bring your pet home quickly should he / she become lost. The microchip is a tiny electronic device, about the size and shape of a grain of rice. It is implanted beneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades, and stays there for his / her entire life. This procedure is as easy and as painless as a vaccination.

Each microchip has a unique number. This number, along with information about the owner and pet, are added to a national pet registry. Most veterinary hospitals and animal shelters have electronic scanners for detecting and reading these implanted microchips. If a lost pet is found and a microchip is scanned it is easy for you to be contacted.

Nutritional Counseling – Proper diet is an important part of your pet’s health. Should your pet need a new diet due to health concerns or you are just looking for a healthy alternative to your current brand, we offer individual consultations and nutritional plans to help keep your pet healthy.

Behavior Counseling – Pets often show illness or anxiety through improper or changed behavior. Let our veterinary staff help you determine what is appropriate behavior and what you can do to change inappropriate behavior.

Dentistry – Clean teeth and healthy gums are essential to your pet’s health. Infections are more common in the mouth because they can go undetected for long periods of time. Our veterinary staff regularly performs oral exams, cleanings and periodontal care as part of our comprehensive health care goals.

Some Signs of Dental Problems include:

  • Bad breath – one of the first signs of dental disease

  • A yellowish-brown crust of plaque on the teeth near the gum line

  • Red and swollen gums

  • Pain or bleeding when your pet eats or when the mouth or gums are touched

  • Decreased appetite or difficulty eating

  • Loose or missing teeth

Dental problems, if left untreated, can often lead to larger systemic problems in your pet due to oral bacteria entering the blood stream and damaging the kidneys, heart and liver.

 

Diagnostic Services

Ultrasound 

Radiology 

In-House Laboratory

In-House Pharmacy

Surgical Services

At BCVH, your pet receives state-of-the-art surgery from our team of compassionate, highly-trained veterinarians and veterinary technicians. The latest monitoring technology, fully-equipped surgical suite and advanced anesthetic equipment are used in order to make your pet’s surgery as safe, comfortable, stress-free and pain-free as possible.

The veterinarians at BCVH perform a wide-array of surgical procedures, including but not limiting to:

  • Soft tissue, abdominal and thoracic surgery

  • Intestinal and bladder surgery

  • Ophthalmologic surgery

For advanced surgical procedures, we consult with a board-certified veterinary surgeon who visits the practice and performs the surgery with our assistance. Advanced surgical procedures include but are not limited to:

  • Orthopedic surgery – cruciate ligament repair, patella luxation repain, and complex long bone fractures

  • Neck and back surgery for specific conditions

Anesthesia and Pain Management

Anesthetized patients are closely observed by a trained licensed veterinary technician and doctor. Your pet’s EKG, oxygen level, respirations, pulse, and body temperature are continuously monitored.

State of the art injectable and gas anesthesia is used for all patients. Our anesthesia machines are calibrated and serviced regularly to ensure safe and accurate delivery of anesthesia.

We address pain control in all our surgical patients. Pain level is gauged for each procedure and the appropriate pain control is used to keep your pet comfortable while he or she recuperates.  We help your pet safely recover from surgery with careful and attentive care by our trained veterinary staff.

 

General Services

Boarding – We offer full boarding services, caring for our client’s companions while their away. See our boarding page for more information.

Baths and Nail Trims – Hygiene is important. We gladly offer baths and nail trims to our patients. We do not provide complete grooming services.

Adoption Services – BCVH has a orphan fund where we regularly place orphaned animals in good, loving homes. See our Orphan Fund page for more information.

Hours and Location

Hours of operation:

M, W, F   – 8:00am to 6:00pm
Tu, Th    – 8:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday – 8:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday   – Closed

We are closed on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 2:00pm to 4:00pm for staff meetings.

We are located at:

288 Fall River Ave
Seekonk, MA 02771

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Products and Offers

Vectra 3D for Flea, Tick, and Mosquito Protection! For a healthy and happy dog, it's not enough to just kill parasites. It's important to repel them as well—so the dangerous vectors never get a chance to bite and transmit diseases.

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Offer: Buy 6 doses, get 3 more mailed to you for free!

Heartgard Plus is the most recommended heartworm disease preventative for dogs, and it helps to control hookworms and roundworms too.

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Offer: Buy 12 doses for a $12 rebate, buy 6 to 12 doses of Heartgard with 6 to 12 doses of Nexgard for a $15 to $50 rebate!

Nexgard is a chewable flea and tick preventative ideal for dogs with sensitive skin or other topical application concerns.

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Offer: Buy 6 to 12 doses of NexGard with 6 to 12 doses of Heartgard for a $15 to $50 rebate!

Seresto Collars for additional flea and tick protection up to 8 months!

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Client Reviews

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I have just moved my pug and other family members. Millie needed her nails clipped. She gets very stressed out during this routine procedure. The old vet had three people restraining her and they always drew blood. At Bristol the staff became concerned and they held her for few hours while carefully clipping her nails and ensuring her well being. In a follow up visit she seemed happy to be there.

I have been going to Bristol County for almost eleven years. Dr. Ripp and Dr. Richards and the entire team have always been caring, professional, and provide exceptional care to our dogs. I always appreciate the quick return phone calls if I have asked a question and the personal care of speaking to either Dr. Ripp or Dr. Richards when bloodwork comes back (even on a Saturday!). Maddie & Jeter are not afraid of the vet because of the wonderful care and love they receive from everyone here. I wouldn’t take my dogs anyplace else!


I have used this vet as far back as I can remember. The staff is extremely kind. They know their job inside and out! I highly recommend anyone seeking a vet should call and try them out for yourself. GREAT!


Everyone who works at Bristol County is so nice. You can tell they hire people who enjoy and love animals. I always appreciate the care that both my dogs receive from the vets at Bristol County. Dr. Ripp and Dr. Richards and their assistants are wonderful. I always feel they listen to me and provide excellent feedback. Thank you to the entire staff at Bristol County!


Great care for your pets from a caring staff and top notch management! Any issues taken to management are taken seriously and quickly resolved, all in addition to skilled doctors and techs.


Dr. Richards puts my furry friend at ease. She understands Sunshine and works with her temperament instead of resorting to restraining her in a towel. It makes the visit much less stressful for both of us!


One can find only the highest level of care and professionalism at BCVH!


All of the folks at this facility have and continue to provide the best care for our much loved feline family members. I never feel rushed when I bring Katie in for her visit. Treatment plans are explained thoroughly as well as the costs. I ALWAYS feel that WE have made the best choice for our pet.


Always a pleasant experience even when my cat is costing me money. That speaks volumes about the care they provide for our furry little family member.